#Proctor2018

About the Conference

The 2018 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC) will convene in Memphis, TN from February 12 – 15, 2018.

2018 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Inc. For 15 years, SDPC has engaged in advocacy and activism, and promoted justice by resourcing and organizing partner churches, clergy and lay leaders to address the diverse concerns of communities. The 2018 SPDC conference will offer specialized sessions, plenaries, institutes, workshops and community activities designed to equip attendees and local residents to respond to the many issues we face in our communities throughout this nation and in the diaspora.

WHERE

Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
Memphis, TN

WHEN

Monday – Thursday
February 12 – 15, 2018


Staying in the Struggle Until the End

  • The year of 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. and the Sanitation Workers’ Strike in Memphis, TN;

  • 50 years later we are still in an economic crisis in our communities;

  • 50 years later we are still confronting a military industrial complex;

  • 50 years later we are still seeking food justice to ensure that people have access to food, water and other basic necessities.

    The reinvention of empire continues to create an environment that calls us to continue to seek after justice and create a new paradigm for organizing and mobilizing. We must first understand the issues and develop strategic plans on how to move forward. Black, brown and poor people continue to feel the brunt of empire through lack of access to healthcare, food and water, over policed communities, state sanctioned violence, unemployment, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism, and racism. The 2018 SPDC conference will offer specialized sessions, plenaries, institutes, workshops and community activities designed to equip attendees and local residents to respond to the many issues we encounter throughout the nation and diaspora.


Hotel & Venue

Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel

Conveniently located just a mile from downtown Memphis, explore Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, AutoZone Park, and more within minutes. A short skywalk connects the hotel to the Memphis Cook Convention Center for effortless access to its venues.

After a busy day, relax in the lounge, recharge in our indoor pool, or workout at Sheraton Fitness. Convenient dining options keep you energized while on the go. Gather in our event venues and catch up over a casual meal any time of day at Crossroads Tavern & Grille.

Our 600 guest rooms and 10 suites offer memorable downtown and Mississippi River views. Stay connected with complimentary High Speed Internet Access. Our Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience bed, complimentary bottled water, and Starbucks® coffee keep you rested and refreshed.

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“Beautiful Are The Feet” HONOREES

THE CALL

Invited Speakers Include:
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright

Co-Founder, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.
Rev. Racquel Gill

Rev. Racquel Gill

Pastor-In- Residence at the St. Paul Community Baptist Church
Rev. Starsky D. Wilson

Rev. Starsky D. Wilson

President & CEO of Deaconess Foundation
Rev. Dr. Rosalyn Nichols

Rev. Dr. Rosalyn Nichols

Organizing Pastor of Freedom's Chapel Christian Church
Rev. James Lawson

Rev. James Lawson

Pastor Emeritus at Holman United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Gay Byron

Rev. Dr. Gay Byron

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Howard University School of Divinity
Dr. Rachel Harding

Dr. Rachel Harding

Assistant Professor of Indigenous Spiritual Traditions at the University of Colorado Denver
Dr. Alisha Lola Jones

Dr. Alisha Lola Jones

Assistant Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University
Rev. Dr. Stephanie M. Crumpton

Rev. Dr. Stephanie M. Crumpton

Professor of Practical Theology at McCormick Theological Seminary
Pastor Mike McBride

Pastor Mike McBride

National Director for Urban Strategies/LIVE FREE Campaign

Rev. Dr. Heber Brown

Rev. Dr. Heber Brown

Senior Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church
Dr. Charlene Sinclair

Dr. Charlene Sinclair

Director for Reinvestment, Center for Community Change
Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock

Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock

Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church
Dr. William “Bill” Lucy

Dr. William “Bill” Lucy

President Emeritus of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Dr. Almella Starks-Umoja

Dr. Almella Starks-Umoja

GOSPEL MEDIA COORDINATOR 1380 AM WLRM

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